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The Bar Method – Yaletown Exercise Studio

…takes many of the most popular forms of exercise, and rolls them all into one.

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adidas Sport Performance Store

The adidas sport performance stores opens on 860 Granville in downtown Vancouver, with the widest selection of adidas product in Western Canada. Catering first and foremost to the sports consumer, the store will offer adidas’ innovative soccer, tennis, training, basketball and running product lines.

The store will also feature a complete collection of adidas by Stella McCartney, the first true sport performance design collection for women. Men will appreciate Porsche Design Sport – the collaboration between adidas and Porsche Design – fusing performance technologies with highly refined male style. For the sports fan, the store will also feature Vancouver Whitecaps apparel and NBA licensed collections.

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KARMA – pop-up shop (Until April 24, 2010)

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If you have lately walked by the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station, you may have noticed the KARMA pop-up store on Davie Street. KARMA is a local active wear company made in Vancouver.” We design clothing with subtle logos, clean lines and hidden features. By avoiding over the top details, KARMA clothing remains classic.” From now until April 24th, the KARMA pop-up shop featuring stockroom sale items will be located at 289 Davie Street in Yaletown. Hours are Monday to Friday: 10am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 6pm. In addition to already reduced prices, they will be having daily promotions. For more information, check out the Karma Pop-up Shop Facebook Group.

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Vida Spa – Pine and Juniper Berry Massage

Founded in 2002, Vida Spa offers uniquely luxurious, personalized and healing spa experiences including an expansive menu of treatments based on the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, all designed to enhance wellness, engage the senses, and nurture body and mind. Because every individual has unique needs, Vida Spa tailors their full range of traditional body therapies, wraps, exfoliations and facial treatments to each client, providing a customized way to restore energy and promote well-being.
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Last week, I was invited to their Sheraton Wall Centre location for the festive treatment of Vida’s “Pine and Juniper Berry Massage”. The waiting area (see above picture) was extremely tranquil. Big comfortable chairs, couches, and other cushion-y things to sit on were arranged inside the waiting area. The lights were dim, and a small waterfall/fountain was at one end of the room. I was offered tea and water (with lemon or cucumber) as I filled out the health form while I waited for my masseur to lead me to the other room.

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NESTEA’s “Chill on the Hill” – behind the hill interview

…interview with the brains behind the operation, NESTEA’s Wallace Leung, answering our questions on this jam-packed fiesta.

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NESTEA Chill on the Hill (Saturday July 25, 2009)

By Alicia Woodside, MMV Fitness Writer
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Do you like live music, on-the-house virgin caipirinhas, lessons with Olympic athletes, beach volleyball, meet-and-greets with popular bands, half-pipe shows, live music, sun, snow, or beautiful Whistler, B.C.? Oh ya- and what about, when it’s all free?
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There is not a single person who would have difficulty finding something to enjoy at the West-Coast edition of NESTEA Chill on the Hill this Saturday. The event, happening from 10am-4pm on the peak of Whistler Blackcomb, is sure to provide something for everyone: for the active enthusiasts, beach volleyball games, free snowboard tricks workshops led by Olympic snowboarders, and the chance to join or watch a snowboard competition will entice you to the peak. For those who prefer being pampered, NESTEA will have a tea & WIFI lounge serving non-stop mocktails, as well as beach chairs for relaxation. Meanwhile, everyone can delight in House dj’s as well as a free concert, featuring The Stills and Protest the Hero, and a meet-and-greet with both the bands and the athletes. The event is open to public of all ages, and because of the enormous complexity in delivering a snow and beach party, it will only be hitting the West Coast for one jam-packed fiesta.
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What’s the Order of Events?

Beach volleyball: 10am-4pm
SnowPark & Skills workshops: 10am-4pm
InteractiviTEA lounge (WIFI-enabled, with NESTEA mocktails): 10am-4pm
Olympic athletes meet and greet: 11-11:30am, Tent
Protest the Hero live: 12-12:45pm, mainstage
Protest the Hero meet and greet: 1-1:30pm
Tricks competition- ski and snowboard: 1:30-2:30pm, SnowPark
The Stills meet and greet: 2-2:30pm
The Stills live: 3-4pm, mainstage
DJ, with house music: throughout event.

Which athletes will be involved?

Canadian Olympian Justin Lamoureux (Halfpipe), and American Olympian Seth Wescott (Snowboard Cross)

How do participants get to the peak?

It’s about a twenty-minute ride up the mountain [on the new Peak-to-Peak gondola]” (*See NESTEA’s Chill on the Hill Facebook page for a $5-off gondola ticket coupon).
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What should MMV readers wear?
According to NESTEA’s Wallace Leung:

Definitely, first and foremost, if you are skiing and snowboarding, you will have to wear a helmet, but whether t-shirt or snow pants, that’s completely up to you… If you’re a superstar [and don’t wear snow gear]… I’m thinking of myself, I might fall down and get wet! But it’s up to you! Keep in mind that sometimes you may be hitting the snow side, and sometimes the sand side!


What kinds of food will be available?

Vendors at the peak, and participants are also welcome to bring their own picnic.
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For latest event updates, check out Chill on the Hill’s Facebook Page

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